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Introduction to programming for Bioinformatics using JAVA (CANCELLED)

From 28 Apr 2020 until 30 Apr 2020 - CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal
Introduction to programming for Bioinformatics using JAVA (CANCELLED)

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of programming for bioinformatics using the Java programming language. Many of the concepts covered will be readily transferable to other languages. The course will largely focus on the Java language basics including, data types, program control structures and object-oriented programming features of the language, with an emphasis on usage within areas of bioinformatics, for example file manipulation, package use and calling external software. By the end of the course students will have had a primer on creating programmatic solutions to real world problems within the scope of their research.


Day 1

What is Java and what does it have in common with other languages?

Installing Java

The Netbeans integrated development environment

A look at a simple Java program

Programming in Java 1

Code style, simple data types and operators


Day 2

Programming in Java 2

Program flow, code blocks, loops, conditions
Implementing a simple calculator


Day 3

Data structures, classes and objects


Reading from a file

Writing to a file





The course will be open to a maximum number of 10 participants.


75% of available student slots are reserved for BIODIV students.
Priority will be given to:
• 1st year and other PhD students attending the BIODIV Doctoral Program;
• PhD students attending other courses;
• Other post-graduate students and researchers.


Participation is free of charge for BIODIV students | 65 € (students) | 125 € (other participants). CIBIO-InBIO members will have an additional discount of 20%


Registration deadline: March 05, 2020

All applicants will be notify about whether they are accept until March 13, 2020


Please note that new rules apply for all BIODIV students.



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